Demolition of the abandoned commercial building at 124 Covert Ave. in New Hyde Park is almost finished, and the elimination of the at-grade Long Island Rail Road crossing’s timeline has not changed, village Trustee Rainer Burger said Tuesday night. The demolition is now only subject to some minor cleanup efforts…
New Hyde Park Station was built in 1845 and services the Main Line and the Port Jefferson Branch. New Hyde Park Station serves nearly 4,000 customers daily. The New Hyde Park Station will be renovated as part of the LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville. The recommended station improvements—developed through input and support received from the local community—will include: platform replacement to accommodate 12-car trains; platform canopies; new platform furnishings and accoutrements including benches, shelters and signage; CCTV security cameras to improve safety; ADA-compliant mobility improvements including ramps; Wi-Fi; USB charging stations; and digital information displays. The interior and exterior of the station building will be renovated. New bike racks will be installed, and a plaza with green space at Third Avenue east of Baer Place will be created. ADA-compliant pedestrian access will be maintained with an underpass at South 12th Street, upon the closure of the at-grade crossing to vehicular traffic.
Enhancements to New Hyde Park Station are part of a broader LIRR initiative to strengthen the reliability and resiliency of LIRR infrastructure as well as support the growth and development of Long Island.
On November 15th the LIRR Expansion Team provided a monthly update to officials from villages and towns along the Expansion Project and to Nassau County officials. The focus of this meeting was construction means and methods.
LIRR Expansion Project team was proud to participate in the 7th Annual STEM Matters NYC Career Day on November 6, 2018. The event is a unique opportunity for NYC Public High School students to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
On October 29th the LIRR Expansion Project team presented to 10th and 11th grade students at the Cradle of Aviation Museum STEM Career Expo. The purpose of the expo is to list and explain the various careers and applications in STEM disciplines, especially on Long Island. The LIRR Expansion Project…
LIRR Expansion Project contractor 3TC officially received a Notice To Proceed on October 26, 2018. Construction is officially underway. Please read the NTP Letter here or email CommunityOutreach@lirrexpansion.com.
The LIRR Expansion Project’s Community Information Center in Mineola, at 114 Old Country Road (between Willis Avenue and Roslyn Road) is open. Residents of communities along the Expansion Project are invited to come review new exhibits about the project and ask questions. The hours are posted on www.lirrexpansion.com.
Millions of dollars in state grants coming to New Hyde Park will result in electronic parking meters near the village’s LIRR station, reconstruction of two village roads and a new headquarters for the public works department.
On November 15th members of the LIRR Expansion Project team sat down with business owners and members of the Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce to discuss the latest Expansion Project construction information and 3TC’s “Open for Business” program.
As part of its commitment to protect the communities along the LIRR Expansion Project, 3rd Track Constructors (3TC, the project’s design-builder) continues to gather baseline data to monitor noise levels at project locations. 3TC is doing everything it can to make sure its work has the least impact possible on…